Judge stops ban on large drinks in NYC, mayor vows to appeal
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(KTNV) -- It was a first-of-its-kind effort in the country to ban soda, sugary drinks and even some types of coffee in the name of fighting obesity.
But, now New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan has fizzled out.
A judge decided late yesterday that Mayor Bloomberg and the Board of Health overstepped their bounds with the ban.
But, Mayor Bloomberg is vowing to appeal. He says that the ban on sugary drinks is key to fighting obesity in the Big Apple.
A lot of stores and restaurants were fighting the ban, saying it is up to them and not the city if they want to serve a drink larger than 16 ounces.
But, many of those restaurants have already ordered new, smaller glasses to comply with the restriction and some coffee shops even changed their drink recipes.
Now, it is all on hold.
Mayor Bloomberg says that he is confident that his appeal will prevail and that the ban will indeed take place.